Opinion: Don’t like Trump’s cabinet picks so far? Too bad — he won.

Donald Trump

From left are Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the CIA; retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, his national security advisor; and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s choice for attorney general.

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To the editor: After the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, those who expressed serious reservations and concerns about the Obama administration’s policies and personnel were told by many of today’s same protesters to “deal with it.” (“Donald Trump’s first picks for top jobs show how he plans to govern from the hard right,” Nov. 18)

And when congressional Republicans asked the administration and the House and Senate majority leadership to have their ideas for reforming the healthcare system considered in developing the legislation, they were told bluntly to remember who won the election.

How quickly they forget.

James Fitzgerald, La Jolla



To the editor: With Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general and the virtual certainty that the GOP Senate will confirm his pick to head up the Justice Department, the party of Lincoln has completed a long journey. 

The Republican Party, after 50 years of hard work, has morphed into the party of Jefferson Davis. 

Donald Trump, Sessions and Steve Bannon will take the helm of the White House on Jan. 20. The old Confederacy is celebrating; Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave.


Bob Teigan, Santa Susana


To the editor: Why “hard right”? Do you ever say “hard left”? 

I’ll say it now: The Times is a biased, hard-left Democratic Party propaganda organ. Your coverage of the presidential election campaign was biased and partisan, with regular Trump bashing — not just in editorials and op-ed articles, but also news stories, book and art reviews and even sports. 

Despite President Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s post-election statements, your coverage of the transition is even worse. What are you, journalists or Democratic Party political operatives?

John Mellen, Rancho Palos Verdes

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